Quick answer
"License" is a noun which is often translated as "la licencia", and "lease" is a noun which is often translated as "el contrato de arrendamiento". Learn more about the difference between "license" and "lease" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (permit)
a. la licencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All of our export licenses are in order.Todas nuestras licencias de exportación están en orden.
b. el permiso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You can't fish in this lake if you don't have a fishing license.No puedes pescar en este lago si no tienes permiso de pesca.
2. (driving permit)
a. la licencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She already has her license, but she doesn't have a car.Ya tiene licencia, pero no carro.
b. el carnet
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My brother got his license on the first attempt, but he's a dreadful driver.Mi hermano se sacó el carnet a la primera, pero es un conductor pésimo.
c. el permiso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
What are you thinking of driving without your license?¿Cómo se te ocurre conducir sin tu permiso?
3. (liberty taken for artistic effect)
a. la licencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In the prologue, the author herself acknowledges that she used her poetic license when narrating the facts.En el prólogo, la autora misma admite haber hecho uso de la licencia poética al narrar los hechos.
b. las libertades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The film took license with the story from the book.La película se tomó ciertas libertades con la historia del libro
4. (freedom)
a. la licencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Sixties rock stars seemed to have been granted a license to behave badly.Las estrellas de rock de los sesenta parecían tener licencia para comportarse mal.
5.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(immorality)
a. el libertinaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The more conservative sectors of society could only see license in all these new freedoms.Los sectores sociales más conservadores no acertaban a ver más que libertinaje en estas nuevas libertades.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to grant permission)
a. autorizar
This guide is licensed to tour you around the park.Este guía está autorizado para mostrarles el parque.
b. conceder un permiso
The council licensed the construction company to build a new skyscraper.El ayuntamiento concedió un permiso a la constructora para construir un nuevo rascacielos.
c. conceder una licencia
The government licensed the pharmaceutical company to cultivate medical cannabis.El gobierno concedió una licencia a la empresa farmacéutica para el cultivo de cannabis con fines medicinales.
7. (to be granted permission; used in the passive voice)
a. tener una licencia
The shop was licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.La tienda tenía una licencia para vender bebidas alcohólicas.
8. (to be permitted; used in the passive voice)
a. estar autorizado
This food coloring is licensed in Europe but not in the U.S.Este colorante alimentario está autorizado en Europa pero no en EE.UU.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (rental agreement)
a. el contrato de arrendamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Beto has a five year lease on his office.Beto tiene un contrato de arrendamiento de su oficina por cinco años.
b. el usufructo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We negotiated an extension to the building lease.Negociamos una prórroga del usufructo del edificio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to hold under lease)
a. rentar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The tenants have been leasing this house for many years.Los inquilinos vienen rentando esta casa desde hace muchos años.
b. alquilar
Up to 85% of small and mid-sized businesses lease equipment.Hasta un 85% de las empresas pequeñas y medianas alquilan sus equipos.
c. arrendar
I prefer to lease, instead of buy, a car.Prefiero arrendar un coche en lugar de comprarlo.
d. tomar en arriendo
They couldn't afford to buy the land, so they leased it.No les alcanzó el presupuesto para comprar la tierra, así que la tomaron en arriendo.
3. (to rent out)
a. rentar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Ask to see the deed to the home that proves that the landlord owns the home he is leasing.Pida ver la escritura de la vivienda que pruebe que el propietario es dueño de la casa que renta.
b. alquilar
I own five downtown storefronts that I lease for $5,000 per month each.Soy dueño de cinco locales en el centro que alquilo por $5,000 al mes cada uno.
c. arrendar
I plan to lease my house to a family for two years while I am working out of the country.Planeo arrendar mi casa a una familia por dos años mientras estroy trabajando en el extranjero.
d. dar en arriendo
He became a millionaire by leasing trucks to construction companies.Se hizo millonario dando camiones en arriendo a empresas de construcción.
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